Ambo University is one of the foremost higher learning institutions with significant contributions in the country's overall development by building the capacity of development agents through short, medium and long term trainings in various fields since its establishment in 1939. After passing through various developmental stages it has recently become independent with a status of a university organized into5 colleges and 3 institutes with 38 academic departments.
In addition to the President and the two vice President offices, the University Administrative and Academic sections run by fifteen Directors.This includes
- Director for Gender and Legal Affairs
- Director for Office of the Main Registrar
- Director for Administrative Quality Assurance and Audit
- Director for University Relations and Alumni Management
- Director for Institutional Policy and Planning
- Director for Educational Quality Assurance and Audit
- Director for Distance and Continuing Education
- Director for Human Resource Management and Development
- Director for Information and Communication Technology
- Director for Finance, Procurement and Property Management
- Director for Student Service
- Director for Academic Resource Development and Support
- Director for Graduate Studies
- Director for Research, Knowledge and Technology Transfer
- Director for Income Generating and Development
The University is presently exercising its full potential than ever before so as to meet its missions and is definitely in a rapid transformation. Its contribution to the country's development through conducting pertinent researches and outreach programs is also of paramount importance. Indeed, the University has a long standing experience in research and extension on viable technologies including poultry, dairy, horticulture, forestry, etc and is playing a significant role in improving the livelihood of local community.
Inadditon, the university also engages in outreach programs providing training, consultancy and improved technology transfer services to the surrounding urban and rural community for which it has recently received meritorious award from the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Currently, the University is effectively running 38 undergraduate programs in various fields and 10 PG programs in Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, Agronomy, Animal Production, Cooperative, Management, Cooperative Accounting, Analytical Chemistry, Enviromental Sciences, Aqua-culture and FisheriesTeaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Now, it is training using more than 500 highly competent local as well as expatriate staff. Moreover, the University recently secured 100 hectares of land to establish another campus for further expansion and buildings of satellite stations in Holeta, Gedo and Woliso. Concurrently, it is developing many new curricula both in undergraduate and graduate programs in areas pertinent to the country's development. Ambo University has immense location advantages mainly related to its proximity to the capital Addis and its excellent climate to attract competent staff to work closely with other institutions by sharing material as well as human resources.
The Vision Statement of Ambo University
Ambo University envisions becoming a renowned university of choice in Eastern Africa advancing knowledge with a balanced approach to research and education towards human development, valuing professionalism, excellence and social progress.
The Mission Statement
Ambo University is a public higher learning institution committed to the basic objective of providing relevant and quality education, research, and community services.
The University has incorporated for the purposes, among others, of making provision for imparting education in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education and training in Agriculture, Sciences, Business, Arts, Education and of furthering the advancement of learning, and the execution of original research.
Ambo University is committed to the provision of quality service to its customer. In order to ensure this, the University strives to maintain a highly trained, motivated and dedicated workforce and enhance its internal capacity in various fields.
Through the use of modern and environment friendly technology in all areas, the University endeavors to play an important role in advancing the well being of the society and to equip its employees with a high level of skill through transfer of technology.
The University will continue to contribute its share in achieving the millennium development goals of Ethiopia through the provision of highly qualified, and ethically equipped professionals in different disciplines both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The Core Values
The University values exemplary and distinguished performance in teaching, learning, research and community service and consultancy by all members of the University community. It ensures the continuous application of the review and revision of all aspects of education-based standards to be developed by the University.
Diversity, tolerance and inclusiveness
The University upholds an educational and work environment in which all individuals and cultures are celebrated and respected for the unique talents, insights, and perspectives that they contribute. A diversity of ethnicity and cultures enriches the University community. The University is committed to a culture that transforms the minds, and actions of individuals, eliminating prejudice concerning ethnicity, gender, and physical and mental abilities.
The University promotes equal access for all individuals in all opportunities regardless of their ethnicity, gender, religion, disabilities and political affiliation.
The University is committed to work hard toward achieving gender equity within the University College and around the near by areas. It particularly promotes equal access for both genders in all opportunities within the University.
Honesty and integrity
The University practices honesty and integrity in how it conducts its academic works and how it presents itself to the public. By manifesting honesty and integrity, the University models this ideal for its students, employees, and the community at large and, thus fulfills a significant aspect of its teaching mission.
Transparency and accountability
Decisions at every level of the University should be based on rules and regulations and positions holders are answerable to the authority and the public.
Community participation and empowerment
Ambo University actively engages in development activities and projects that benefit the nearby communities and the wider public. It works to enable people to make informed decisions on matters that influence their lives.
Collaboration and partnership
Ambo University is committed to work with other educational institutions, Government agencies, industries, businesses and other groups to enhance the services it gives to the public.
Ambo University values a common commitment among its staffs and its students in achieving institutional goals. It promotes working collegially and cooperatively to enrich the work and social environment at the University.
Professionalism and dynamism
The University values the highest standard of education in all programs it offers. It promotes a whollistic professional development among its staff and a teaching and research tradition that keeps abreast with the modern world.
Ambo University promotes efforts for protecting and sustaining the environment. It strives to create environment-friendly culture among people and organizations.
Ato Gizaw Debebe
Director, University Relations andAlumni Management
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